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What Do These Pesticide Terms Mean?

A retail shelf showing various pesticide containers. (Credit: Cheryl A. Reynolds)

[Originally published as “Pesticide Briefs: What Do These Terms Mean?” in the Fall 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Last summer, we defined what a pesticide is and gave a few examples. Here, we...

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:24 PM

What is a pesticide?

Pesticides on shelf. (Credit: Anne Schellman)

When you hear the term “pesticide,” what comes to mind? Do you understand what pesticides are and, more importantly, how to use them correctly? A pesticide is any material (natural or synthetic) used to control, prevent, kill, suppress, or...

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:19 AM
Tags: antimicrobial (1), control (35), Environmental Protection Agency (2), EPA (9), less toxic (1), organic (2), pest (74), pesticide (11), registration (1), UCIPM (66)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Vegetable Pest Book and Card Set on Sale!

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Now until June 17, you can purchase Pests of the Garden and Small Farm together with the Vegetable Pest Identification for Gardens and Small Farms and save a bundle! Use this link http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/Items.aspx?search=specials. For detailed...

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:32 PM
Tags: book (1), cards (1), garden (29), identification (4), pesticide (11), pests (55), sale (1), small farm (1), UC IPM (219)

Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control?

Fig 1. Adult and nymph bed bugs. (D.-H. Choe)

[From the Summer issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] Don't let the bed bugs bite? That's easier said than done, it seems. Bed bugs (Figure 1) continue to be important household pests globally, driving a growing sector of the...

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Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:33 AM
Tags: bed bugs (24), bug bomb (1), control (35), infestation (5), insecticides (4), interceptor (1), mattress encasements (1), monitor (3), pesticide (11), pests (55), Sutherland (8), UC IPM (219)

What to do when Ants Invade

Odorous house ant. (Dong-Hwan Choe)

If you've ever had ants come indoors, you know what a nuisance they can be when they crawl across kitchen countertops, invade your pet's food bowl, and get into garbage cans. So, what should you do? Outsmart the ants. Ants are usually looking for food,...

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:25 AM
Tags: ants (30), bait stations (1), control (35), pesticide (11), spraying (3), UC IPM (219)

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